When: Semester One (start mid-September 2019), Tuesdays: 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Course Fee: €240
Tutor: Pádraig Spillane
This is an introductory course to fine art digital photography. Students explore the principles of photography within its contemporary contexts as well as its associated technologies. The course starts with an introduction to operating a DSLR camera and students learn to use image processing software.
Presentations are given by tutors on the various fields of photography including; landscape, portraiture, abstraction, still life, contemporary and historical image-makers. Students will make images in response to set briefs outside of class time for group analysis and discussion within class time.
Please note: There will be a local field trip during the early stage of the course for approximately the duration of a class, two and a half hours. Details will be confirmed during the first week of the course.
Pádraig Spillane works with photography, appropriation and object-based assemblages. These different media allow explorations on the boundaries of desire engaging contact points and intersections between images, anthropomorphic arrangements and the viewer.
Students have an opportunity to submit their work for assessment should they wish to gain the CIT Single Module Certification.
This course is accredited 5 credits on the National Framework of Qualifications, where 60 credits equate to the workload of a full-time academic year on a degree programme. It may be possible, therefore, to use these credits as part of one of our full-time programmes in the Department of Fine Art and Applied Art. Students interested in pursuing this option should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.